Honors_Physics_-_Reflection_and_Mirrors

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    Light, Reflection, & Mirrors Honors Physics
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    Facts about Light It is a form of Electromagnetic Energy It is a part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum and the only part we can really see
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    Facts about Light The speed of light, c, is constant in a vacuum. Light can be: REFLECTED ABSORBED REFRACTED Light is an electromagnetic wave in that it has wave like properties which can be influenced by electric and magnetic fields.
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    The Law of “REFLECTION” The Law of Reflection states that- " the angle of incidence (incoming ray) equals the angle of reflection (outgoing ray)" The law works for FLAT, PLANE surfaces only. The angles are measured from a perpendicular line to the surface called a NORMAL. NORMAL
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    Plane Mirror Suppose we had a flat , plane mirror mounted vertically. A candle is placed 10 cm in front of the mirror. WHERE IS THE IMAGE OF THE CANDLE LOCATED? mirror Object Distance, D o = 10 cm Same side as the object? On the surface of the mirror? Behind the mirror?
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    Plane Mirror Suppose we had a flat , plane mirror mounted vertically. A candle is placed 10 cm in front of the mirror. WHERE IS THE IMAGE OF THE CANDLE LOCATED? mirror Object Distance, D o = 10 cm Image Distance, D i = 10 cm D o =D i , and the heights are equal as well Virtual Image
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    Virtual Images Virtual Images are basically images which cannot be visually projected on a screen.
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